Author: oneflawsomemomma

RN, Inspirational, and Mom(mish) Blogger: Reflections on Life and Remembering I'm Human.
Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, chronic illness, Mental Illness, Uncategorized

Chronic Illness: Emotional Rollercoaster

“Grow through what you go through” “This is happening to you for a reason.  There is a greater purpose here.” “Sunshine comes to all those who feel the rain.” “You’ve survived 100% of your worst days.” “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” How many times have you heard something similar?  Some feel good, …

Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, chronic illness, ileostomy, inflammatory bowel disease

You Are Not Unloveable.  Just Wait.

I have Ulcerative Colitis, A Permanent Ileostomy, And Arthritis. I have Bipolar Disorder: Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings. I am overweight. I am a single mom. Who in they’re right fucking mind would take a mess like that and love them to pieces?   I truly thought no one.  And if someone did show interest there …

Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, Inspirational, Mental Health, Mental Illness

When Love Overrides Guilt and Shame

Today I went back to work. I was nervous.  There’s something about depression and it’s ability to twist and turn your thoughts into outlandish, negative distortions. I’ve always felt extreme guilt over being away while caring for myself.  My psychiatrist tells me “if you had diabetes and you were sick you would need to take …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Inspirational, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Overthinking

When you feel held back from greatness because of your Mental Illness 

This hit home for me tonight… I’m laying in bed, still slightly lethargic from my latest depression and new med addition.   But, in my head, are finally clearing thoughts that aren’t so negative.  It’s like the cloud is lifting and my creativity is again infusing the brain that felt useless for a whole week. …

Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting

When Momma Has An Eeyore Day

This week was tough. I fell into my first full depressive episode since I was diagnosed Bipolar II.  Being aware of what was happening and not being able to stop the cycle was frustrating to say the least. I’ve felt it coming for a couple weeks now, but was fighting against it. Monday was hard …

Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Uncategorized

Bipolar II: It was more complicated than Major Depression

It’s been some time since I’ve sat down to write.  The last time I posted, I wrote about how I was slipping into another “funk”, but attempted to maintain some positivity and insight – trying to convince myself more than my readers. That particular “funk” turned into a Major Depressive Episode.  Not anything I haven’t …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Inspirational, Uncategorized

One Flawsome Momma: What is a FUNK? And what to do about it.

In a funk? Me too.   Affiliate Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  Any products I suggest are based on personal experience and I share them because I …

FIERCE Women, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized

Breaking Free From the Chains of Abuse

The following is a Guest Post by a fellow blogger who has overcome the odds and not only survived, but thrived after enduring an abusive relationship.  It is my priviledge to have this platform to share inspiring stories from everyday women – to inspire those of us who are battling our own set of difficult …

Inspirational, Intentional Living

Cluttered Space, Cluttered Spirit: One Week Later

It’s currently storming in North Carolina and I’m sitting with my feet kicked up feeling pretty proud of the work I’ve put in this week. I talked in my previous post about how Clutter can feel so overwhelming – that was 8 days ago.  I typically try to post a few times a week, but it …

Inspirational, Intentional Living

Cluttered Space, Cluttered Spirit: The Miracle Morning Solution

Have you ever realized that the amount of clutter in your home is a direct correlation of the clutter in your mind and heart? Clutter, wherever it exists, is overwhelming. It causes stress and anxiety. It feels insurmountable. I often look around and wonder, “where should I start?” And in the past, the overwhelm would …